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    Default9 week old Puppy

    Hi I was hoping you all could help me. I have an incredibly smart 9 week old black lab. I have had her since she was 7 weeks old. I rescued her from a very bad situation (all of the puppies had fly bites so bad i picked my girl because i knew i could get her good medical care - I thought an inch into her ear might never heal :scare. Any way she is doing awesome now. She knows her name, does awesome on potty training only one accident in the house and its over night(is asking to go out ), & walks on the leash. We walk for 10 to 15 min once a day. What else should I be teaching her? I am currently working on sit & shake. Only shake because she is giving me her paw when I give her a yummy from coming in from outside. Also at what age do you really bump up the training? - Thanks in advance!
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    DefaultRe: 9 week old Puppy

    pictures!! we need pictures!!


    You can teach your dog anything really! The first things we taught Milly were sit, drop and stay. And then stand, shake, high-five, spin, speak, high-10, roll over, leave it, give, take, fetch, come...........(not necessarily in that order)

    You really want to keep the training sessions short for 9 weeks as her attention span is probably minimal. I found that around 5 months we could do longer sessions and now at 8 months they are alot longer than at 5 months.

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    DefaultRe: 9 week old Puppy

    I would sign her up for a puppy class. That should give you some inspiration, and you can work on training with distractions and get plenty of socialization in.

    Just a word of warning - you shouldn't really be walking her until she has completed all her vaccinations.

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    Right now get her used to you touching her body everywhere. Touch her ears her mouth, her feet. Teach her to roll over on her side. This will be helpful later on when you want to clean her ears, teeth and trimming her nails. Also put your hands in her food dish this will be helpful later on so she isn't territorial with her food.
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    DefaultRe: 9 week old Puppy

    Thanks everyone for the advice
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    DefaultRe: 9 week old Puppy

    "Come!" "Sit!" "Down!" "Give!" "Stand!" "Stay (there)!" "Fetch!"

    Puppy obedience classes are great (but with a good instructor -- not all are good).

    I like Jean Donaldson's "Culture Clash" -- about $12 + S&H from Amazon; also available at many bookstores such as Barnes & Noble. She uses accepted methods for good training and it'll give you a good check on the adequacy of your instructor.
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    DefaultRe: 9 week old Puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by Oonas Dad
    Right now get her used to you touching her body everywhere. Touch her ears her mouth, her feet. Teach her to roll over on her side. This will be helpful later on when you want to clean her ears, teeth and trimming her nails. Also put your hands in her food dish this will be helpful later on so she isn't territorial with her food.
    Olie
    I second this approach whole heartedly. We did that with Rupert when we got him to get him used to being touched since we'd obviously have to care for him later and wanted him to know it was OK.

    I'd rub his head, ears, legs, back, stomach, and tail. I'd look in his eyes, mouth, and ears and check his nails.

    This way last week, when he had pink eye, I could put the goop in his eyes without him squirming or biting.

    At that age, I'd also suggest doing anything you can to associate the crate as a positive, safe environment for your dog. And to encourage that going to the bathroom outside is a good thing. Most of his accidents will come because you weren't paying enough attention to him at first. Be proactive and set him up for success.

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    DefaultRe: 9 week old Puppy

    I agree with VT on the bathroom. There are three times when a puppy is likely to go to the bathroom and you can control all three. Right after it eats, right when it wakes up, and when its playing hard. If there is an accident you were ignoring the signals.
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